What are the best books on novel writing? If you want to learn how to write a novel a good instruction book on writing can help you achieve your dreams of becoming a published novel writer.  A good writing book will show you how to plan a novel, write a novel, and how to get published. There are a lot of books on how to write fiction out there that will help you learn how to write books. The book writing process can be one that’s filled with frustration for the beginner since there’s just so much to take in and learn about writing itself and the publishing business. In this article you’ll get some recommendations of books about the writing process that will help you realize your dreams as a new novel writer and hopefully help you get published.

The 90-Day Novel: Unlock the Story Within by Alan Watt

This book will help you get that first draft down on the page quickly. This book was used at a workshop over three years and helped hundreds of authors complete their works. Some of the students of Watt’s book have gone on to become published authors themselves. The book contains three parts and in par tone you’ll learn simple, powerful exercises to help you write the story you have looked inside of you. Part two will help you finish the story in “the middle” of the book where many authors get lost. Part three provides more writing exercises about the story structure so you can complete the manuscript. This book is great for authors who want to get a draft down quickly and structure their story in the easiest way possible.

Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K. M. Weiland

This books helps authors get that book outline done so the process of completing the novel is easier to do. The outline is a powerful tool and the author helps you use this tool to work on your manuscript. You’ll learn how to use the right outline for your work, how to brainstorm, how to discover your characters, and how to structure and put together your scenes. The book explains how to format your finished outline and how to use the outline when writing the first draft of your new book.

Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream by Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb


 In this book you get the help of a novelist and a literary agent to get the skills you need to write your novel and the business sense to get it publish and onto the market. This book explains essential novel writing techniques such as how to structure your research so you save time later with writing, how to card your story before writing, how to develop your cast of characters, and how to add classic story structures to fit your own novel ideas. You’ll get inside information on how to get published such as what makes an agent instantly reject a book and how to make the most of submission guidelines. This book will not only help you get your novel finished but you’ll learn how get it published too.

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing by Editors of Writers Digest Books

In this collection of articles from Writer's Digest magazine you'll learn the basics of novel writing from crafting your novel to descriptive language and breaking through your writer's block. You'll learn how to master your genre and find an agent. This book will help fiction writers and includes pieces by many famous authors as well as interviews with them. Beginners and more experienced writers will find plenty of help in this book.

The Novel Writer's Toolkit: From Idea to Best-Seller by Bob Mayer

The Novel Writer’s Toolkit will help you complete that novel you have always wanted to do. You’ll get guidelines for starting, finishing and revising your book into a polished manuscript. The book shows you how to build story worthy ideas and how to translate those ideas into a good plot that will engage your readers with every turn of the page.  You’ll learn how to make realistic characters and submit an attention-getting manuscript to publishers. This book ensures that you have all the tools for success the rest is up to you. So sit down in your chair and start writing now.